All that said, Christie didn’t do himself any favors in his statements in the last couple of days. On Monday, Jon Ward reported — based on conversations with Romney staffers — that Christie had turned down an opportunity to appear at a Romney rally across the border in Pennsylvania. When Christie was asked about it, he said it wasn’t true — and the candidate understood completely. Then he unleashed this broadside, flagrantly flouting of Reagan’s 11th Commandment: “All this other noise, I think, is coming from know-nothing, disgruntled Romney staffers who, you know, don’t like the fact that I said nice things about the President of the United States. Well, that’s too bad for them.” It was impassioned, it was heartfelt, it was angry, and it was probably politically reckless. In other words, vintage Christie.
BTW – How is FEMA doing with the whole “Sandy” thing anyway?